Apr 21 2013, 6:55
Gen 17 2013, 7:14Just some stuff about the Last.fm Desktop thing.
Gen 14 2013, 6:55"The city is at war
Bless the young and rich
With designer drugs and designer friends"
What have I done?
Nov 2 2012, 4:09Vote HERE!
Ago 2 2012, 16:48I suppose it isn't a bad change. Everything is just freakin big now. It's like Last.fm for the vision impaired or something. I read a book once for the vision impaired. The font was like 48 point. The book was like 80 pages for something that would normally be like 20 or less. Oh well. Bigger is....better?
Lug 3 2012, 15:38It seems like my taste in music has shifted again. I kinda forgot about these journals. This should be posted in my blog. On it. Done. Anyhow, I still like what I listen to, but I'm adding more and more dubstep into the mix. I kinda like the musical element of dubstep. While most people consider it noise, I'm saying its musical. Why? It's kinda like Post Rock in the way the beat is pretty much similar for a long time.post rock features mainly guitars and stuff while dubstep uses wub wub wub and synth. Not horribly different. I guess I just enjoy the ambiance of it? I am not calling Post Rock nor dubstep ambient, I'm just saying there's a sense of ambiance to it. Oh well.
Mar 18 2012, 7:31Because change is like Gain.
Nov 3 2011, 3:22Journal. Done.
Mag 17 2011, 6:271: Fill the giant gap between Motion City Soundtrack and Mineral
2: Make my top 10 most scrobbled a better reflection of what I listen to now and not what I used to listen to
3: Hopefully break 50k
4: Not delete too many more artists/bands in my library (I think I got rid of most of the "bad blood")
5: Get more UK flags on my profile
6: Get The City On Film, EF, Hiromitsu Agatsuma, The Khayembii Communiqué, Jóhann Jóhannsson, and Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) in the top 50
My top 10 should (hopefully) look like this one day:
3: Sunny Day Real Estate
4: Cap'n Jazz
5: Explosions in the Sky
6: Ólafur Arnalds
7: I Hate Myself
8: Godspeed You! Black Emperor
9: Jimmy Eat World
10: The Appleseed Cast
This will probably change
Mar 16 2011, 6:36I saw this on someone else's page and found it cool. So Here's my version.
1: Motion City Soundtrack
Originally, I saw this music video, for then, I did not know was OK Go and searched all over Last.fm for what my mental image captured. It worked in my favor that I mistook them for OK Go because I really like Motion City Soundtrack
When I wanted to go back to the roots of emo because I found modern emo not "emotional" enough, I looked up different emo bands. I also found this cool little site called yoursceensucks.com and the "Prehistoric Emo" had a playlist. I looked into that list and Mineral stuck out and ever since they have been one of my favorite bands.
I guess when I was in the whole progression from pop punkesque music I fell upon Thursday. I don't really listen to Thursday anymore and I don't feel like losing plays by deleting it.
4: Reggie and the Full Effect
During my progression, I found Reggie and loved it. I still like Reggie, but I like when James is with The Get Up Kids better now.
5: Sunny Day Real Estate
I first heard In Circles and liked it. I didn't really get into SDRE until I got more into original emo, but In Circles did it for me.
6: Cap'n Jazz
Cap'n Jazz was on this 90's emo thing I found. I really liked it. Finding Cap'n Jazz sparked my interest in the other projects that branch from them.
I guess I was in first grade when I first heard of them. I didn't really care about music back then. When I was in the pop-punkesque scene, the plays built.
Mike Kinsella from Cap'n Jazz is this solo project. I really love the lyrics. I found it just searching Cap'n Jazz's similar music.
9: Coheed and Cambria
At first, I really didn't like them. I guess it was either someone else liked them and it rubbed off on me or I played Rock Band too much when I started liking them...
10: The Promise Ring
Another band I found on that 90's emo thing. I really liked it.
11: The Jazz June
This was part of the yoursceensucks playlist thing along with Mineral.
12: The Get Up Kids
When I liked a lot of pop punk, I always say bands saying The Get Up Kids were one of their main influences, so I decided to give them a listen and I liked it.
Quite possibly the first artist/band I ever truly liked. I heard "Clint Eastwood" on some Now cd and I didn't stop listening to it. I bought the Gorillaz CD and liked them ever since that day. Gorillaz sparked my listening of music. Though my taste has changed many times, Gorillaz will always be there.
14: Explosions in the Sky
During my "emo revivalism" I wanted even more emotion from music. I didn't really understand what "post rock" was. Explosions was one of the first post rock bands I listened to. I really love it.
15: Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Same with Explosions in the Sky. I actually favor GY!BE over Explosions, it's just I've been on GY!BE down and an Explosions up.
16: Death Cab for Cutie
An ex-girlfriend introduced them to me. I really liked his voice.
After months of being top in my recommended artists by Last.fm, I decided to give them a listen and truly liked it.
18: God Is an Astronaut
Along with the other post rock bands, I just didn't really care for the more synth sound. I kinda stopped listening to them.
This band came after The Promise Ring. I literally listened to this band because of their display picture on Last.fm. I also loved the sound.
20: I Hate Myself
During my progression, I decided to give real screamo a try as well...since I was on the verge of (gasp) listening to crunkcore. This band was one of the first I listened to and liked the most.
21: Minor Threat
Being edge, I listened to a lot of Minor Threat. I like punk music and I like their sound along side being edge.
22: Jimmy Eat World
If you want to go WAY back. I heard The Middle and didn't really know about them. They were featured on the 90's emo thing with Clarity and I really liked it. Then I found they did that song called The Middle and was like "Oh! That is them too?"
23: The Mars Volta
Mike used to listen to a lot of ATDI and The Mars Volta. I decided to give them a try too after a while.
24: The New Amsterdams
I found this band along side of Reggie and the Full Effect. I decided to listen to them (or him) to see the other side of the break up of The Get Up Kids.
25: Jeromes Dream
Also part of my progression and my listening to real screamo.
26: Jeremy Enigk
He is the lead singer of Sunny Day Real Estate. I really love his voice so I decided to check his solo stuff.
This was a rather late post rock band I picked up. I decided to give them a listen when I checked out my recommended artists.
Also part of the 90's emo thing.
29: Neil Perry
Also part of my listening to real screamo. All those bands I checked out at once.
Also part of the 90's emo thing.
When I was really into blink-182, I was also "pro-Mark" because he did a lot with Motion City Soundtrack. This was his side of the break up and I decided to listen to it.
32: The Kodan Armada
Partly because of me listening to real screamo, but mostly because of their artist picture on Last.fm.
33: Forgive Durden
This band was recommended to me by Last.fm, but I really liked their Razia's Shadow musical CD I listened to when I first heard of them.
34: Jets to Brazil
This was another band Mike liked, but also featured on the 90's emo thing.
35: At the Drive-In
Like the Mars Volta, but with less scrobbles.
This is another branch of Cap'n Jazz. I really loved the sound of the familiar vocals and guitar.
37: I Would Set Myself on Fire for You
Part of my real emo listening. Also, the name of the band was pretty cool.
At first, I hated Weezer because all I knew of them was that crappy song "Beverly Hills" . Then on Rock Band I heard "Say It Ain't So" and that was my gateway of listening to their better stuff.
A guy I used to work with was watching this live online concert thing of them playing. I heard "Machine Gun" and thought it was super awesome.
40: Sigur Rós
Also a late post rock band for me. I didn't know what I was missing.
41: American Football
Also part of the Cap'n Jazz branches. I really liked Mike Kinsella's voice in this one.
42: Do Make Say Think
part of my second wave of post rock bands I listened to
Also part of my real screamo bands I checked out.
Like Jets to Brazil, Mike liked them and they were on the 90's emo thing
45: The Fire Theft
This was a Sunny Day Real Estate sounding band...mostly because they had the same lead singer. I really liked SDRE so I gave them a try.
When I wanted to learn about "Real Emo" I looked them up first with Rites of Spring.
47: I Wrote Haikus About Cannibalism in Your Yearbook
I found this band by it's crazy name and happened to like them because of the "real screamo" aspect.
48: Texas Is the Reason
One of the bands featured on that 90's emo thing
49: Simple Plan
In my pop punkesque days, Simple Plan was one of my favorites....
50: Brand New
One of Mike's bands he liked. I really liked it after a while too.